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The Hugh A. Glauser School of Music provides excellent music instruction for students who wish to pursue music as a career and for those who wish to enrich their lives through music study and performance. At Kent State, there are numerous opportunities for the study and creation of music. The proximity of the campus to culturally rich Northeast Ohio facilitates access to many more musical activities, experiences, and opportunities.
The School of Theatre and Dance prepares students for careers in the performing arts as artists, scholars, and educators. The life-centered nature of theatre and dance reflects and communicates cultural values and identities intrinsic to human existence. The school’s vibrant production season develops students’ artistic expression and technique.
Bachelor of Music (Performance, Music Composition, Music Education)
Master of Arts (Ethnomusicology, Music Theory, Music Composition)
Master of Music (Conducting, Music Education, Performance)
Doctor of Philosophy (Music Education, Music Theory-Composition)
Bachelor of Arts (Theatre Studies)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Musical Theatre, Theatre Design/Technology)
Master of Fine Arts (Design/Technology, Acting)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance Performance, Dance Education)
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Kent/Blossom Music is an annual music festival operated by Kent State University in cooperation with The Cleveland Orchestra and Blossom Music Center. Nationally selected student participants engage in professional artistic collaboration under the guidance of renowned master artists including members of The Cleveland Orchestra.
Porthouse Theatre and Academies offer performance and production training in a professional summer company. Students work to create a production season alongside equity actors and professional guest directors, designers and technologists at the Porthouse Theatre Company. Professional performances are realized at the Porthouse Theatre on the grounds of Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.